Dov is a guest lecturer at Orange Coast College!

For the second year in a row Dov was invited to be a guest lecturer at the Orange Coast College class “Design in Everyday Life”. He spoke about everything from “What We Do at DKE”, to “What a Designer Toy Is” but mostly he was there to discuss the business aspects of getting a project to market.

Dov explains how a retail price evolves.


Dov explains the different types of materials to make toys out of.


At DKE we rarely have anything to do with actually making toys. But, we were involved with the production of Mike Egan’s BONES figure that DKE Toys debuted at SDCC 2012. So here is the slideshow we used to express the evolution of 2D object to 3D object.

2D painting by Mike Egan


2D painting by Mike Egan


Mike Egan’s first sketch of what the BONES body would look like. He had never rendered the body of most classic character.

Mike’s hand drawn turnaround sketches.

3D computer model

Final wax sculpt by Pretty in Plastic.

Final resin master.

First wax by Luke Rook/Grody Shogun in Japan.

First pull from the factory

Clear red test pull.

Figuring out what the paint will look like.

The final figures!

The header card.

The DKE Toys sales card used for SDCC 2012.


krakit / SpencerFebruary 24th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Has anyone recorded Dov’s presentation?
I would love to see that!

dketoysFebruary 25th, 2013 at 8:57 am

Hi Krakit, We did record the audio, but it is pretty bad. Next time we plan to really record it properly. Thanks! SJ

wadeMarch 21st, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I love seeing the progression with Mike Egan’s BONES.
would be really cool to see this type of collaboration happen frequently.

thanks for sharing!

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